May 4, 2010
2010 Conference - Reconciliation in Iraq
Finding Solutions to the Disputes in the North
10 June 2010
10h00 – 14h00
European Parliament, Brussels
The various communities of Northern Iraq have differing views for the future of the region. Could the 2010 election result provide new impetus for reconciliation?
Representatives from the Mandaean, Shabak, Yezidi, Chaldo-Assyrian, Turkmen, Kurdish, and Arabic communities, as well as MEPs from the Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Delegation for Relations with Iraq will discuss this issue.
The conference will provide a platform for policymakers from the ethnic and religious communities of Northern Iraq to voice their opinions and concerns on future policies. Efforts will be made to identify a way forward consistent with the principles of democracy, human rights and the genuine inclusion of all affected communities in the region. These are principles without which a stable Iraq will inevitably remain illusive.
The conference is organized by the Iraqi Turkmen Human Rights Research Foundation (SOITM), in collaboration with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in partnership with the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament, with support from the Turkmen Rights Association of Kerkuk.
For registration, please send your full name, birth date and place of residence to
Registration Deadline: 3 June 2010
PDF of Save the Date Release
PDF of Save the Date Release - Arabic
PDF of Save the Date Release - Turkish
UNPO Commemoration of Speaker Mr. Bashar Hamid (PDF)
Past UNPO Events on Iraq:
2008 Conference: Defining Alternatives to the Kerkuk Problem
2007 Conference: Iraqi Turkmen: The Human Rights Situation and Crisis in Kerkuk
Information on Iraqi Communities
UNPO Member Profile on Iraqi Turkmen
UNPO Member Profile on Iraqi Kurdistan
UNPO Member Profile on Assyria
Website of the Iraqi Turkmen Human Rights Research Foundation